Wooden Top 25 watch list unveiled

The Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list, which was released Wednesday, features a diverse group of elite college basketball players.

The list is headlined by Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, Virginia's Justin Anderson, Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein, Duke's Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor and Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer.

Louisville's Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell, along with West Virginia's Juwan Staten and Utah's Delon Wright, are also included.

Arizona's Stanley Johnson is one of five freshmen who cracked the list.

It's also worth noting who failed to earn a spot on the list. No. 1 Kentucky's Cauley-Stein is the only member of John Calipari's program in the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25. Calipari's rotation system provides balanced stats that affect his players' ability to earn individual recognition, although Aaron Harrison, Devin Booker and Karl Anthony-Towns could be candidates by the end of the season.

Virginia's Anthony Gill and Wichita State's Fred VanVleet aren't included on the midseason list either.

Players, however, can still be added to the final list, which will be released March 7.

During the 2012-13 season, former Indiana star Victor Oladipo did not make the midseason list but finished second to Trey Burke in the final Wooden Award vote.